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Poster: utopian Date: Jun 22, 2011 11:49am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Two drummers

Two drummers is such a progression from the Country Folk jazz based era of 70-74. They were trying to redefine their sound.... again. While i can enjoy the cream of 73-74 (especially tidh 73) the sound is dated and has too much country twang for my liking. It was not a sustainable timeless sound, like they were trying to tap into. Micky was brought back to keep the sound on a foreward cohesive track, on the one (for any funk fans.) The post hiatus sound was much more linear and danceable, something 73-74 was not. Gotta keep the kids dancing.

Some say, 'two drummers is too much.'

I say, the dead started to hit their stride in 77

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Understandably some can not hear or distinguish the sound. A good pair of headphones help or balanced speaker placement at a moderate + volume.

here are some highlights that can help you distinguish the two drummer sound.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1977-05-05.sbd.cantor.7725.shnf
peggy-o

http://www.archive.org/details/gd83-09-24.neumann.wiley.9200.sbeok.shnf
Uncle Johns Band

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1989-08-19.mtx.hansokolow.96303.sbeok.flac16
I know you rider

peace